POPULAR bus operator Decent Rimbi of Rimbi Travel and Tours is going through a nasty process of divorcing his wife, Everjoice Rimbi (nee) Sithole after she hired thugs to bash him and his girlfriend.
However, Decent has been barred by the courts from disposing of the couple’s property before the finalisation of the matter at the High Court.
Everjoice Rimbi, 40, who is also the co-director of the bus company, was not asked to plead when she appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko in mid-December.
Everjoice reportedly conspired and formed a gang to rob a woman she suspected to be having an affair with her husband.
She appeared together with her alleged accomplices Pamela Mutanhairi, Melissa Muzuva, Washington Njengwe, Richard Chikwaya, Givemore Mazerenganwa, Tafadzwa Mazerenganwa and Brighton Chiteka.
After the court appearance of his wife, Rimbi then rushed to court and filed for divorce saying his wife hired thugs to assault his girlfriend.
The businessman also instructed his security guards to bar his estranged wife from accessing the company offices and property.
However, Everjoice filed an urgent chamber application in December last year, seeking an interdict against her husband. She is claiming she helped Decent to build the business empire from scratch.
The High Court ruled in favour of Everjoice and ordered that no assets should be disposed of until the divorce case is finalised.
“It is hereby declared that the applicant as co-owner, co-shareholder and co-director has the right to remuneration, profits, and use of the union and company assets pending determination of divorce proceedings…first respondent (Decent) to pay costs of this suit,” the provisional judgment reads.
“The first respondent and all those acting through him be and are hereby barred and interdicted from preventing applicant or her duly authorised representative from accessing company premises…and using the motor vehicle…the first respondent and all those acting through him are barred and interdicted from taking any money from the business’s revenue without the involvement and consent of the applicant.”
Everjoice wants equal entitlement to the couple’s houses in New Marimba, Marlborough, and Glen View 1 Extension all in Harare. She also wants unfettered ownership of the company’s 10 buses that are currently being shipped from China, 16 buses plying different routes in Zimbabwe, a road tanker, tractor, several trailers, and light vehicles.